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Aleksey Balabanov

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Cult Russian Director

International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf
 
Background

Employment History

  • Director's Assistant
    Sverdlovsk Film Studio

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf

Education

  • Gorky State Pedagogical Institute
  • Higher Courses
Web References
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Aleksey Balabanov was born in 1959 in Sverdlovsk. He graduated from Gorky State Pedagogical Institute in Moscow in 1981. Between 1983 and 1987 Balabanov worked as director's assistant at Sverdlovsk Film Studio. In 1990, he graduated from Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors (experimental workshop "Auteur Cinema" headed by L. Nikolaeva and B. Galanter). He made his first documentary Egor and Nastia in 1989, followed by History of Air Travel (1990) and Border Conflict (1991). His first feature film, Happy Days was released in 1992 and won instant fame across Europe. In 1994 he made his debut as a producer with the film Confession to a Stranger. Balabanov is best known for the 1997 crime film Brat (Brother), and its more action-oriented sequel, Brat-2 (Brother 2).
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www.kustendorf-filmfestival.org, 19 Sept 2013 [cached]
workshop with Aleksey Balabanov The movie Me Too by the cult Russian director Aleksey Balabanov was shown on the third day of the festival. Following the screening, Balabanov held a workshop that almost resembled a performance and that showed participants how much an artist can resemble the art he creates. Aleksey Balabanov answered the students' questions in the manner and style of characters from his recent films. Terse - due to the brevity with which he spoke and which often reached the quality of a zen koan. Blasphemous - when he was asked about the influence of Stalker on his most recent film Me Too, he responded by saying that he does not like Andei Tartovsky's movies. Witty - after the most detailed answers that he gave, he added that he didn't understand the question that was asked. Sententious - he replied to the last question about what piece of advice he would give to film makers in a simple sentence: "Try to make good movies! Aleksey Balabanov did not want to elaborate on his old movies, nor did anyone dare ask him what he would work on in the future.
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ALEKSEY BALABANOV ARRIVES TO KUSTENDORF 2013 Cult Russian director Aleksey Balabanov - who gained his fame and popularity through films such as Brother (1997) and its action sequel, Brother 2, as well as War (2002), which deals with the conflict in Chechnya - arrived to Kustendorf late in the evening. His most recent film Me Too (2012) will be screened tomorrow, January 18, 2013, as part of the Contemporary Trends programme. As a special guest of Kustendorf, Aleksey Balabanov will hold a workshop after the movie.
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During seven days of Kustendorf, in this programme, the following films will be screened: Flowers of War by Zhang Yimou; Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin that won the Caméra d'Or award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; Me Too by Aleksey Balabanov; Reality by Matteo Garrone, the winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012; Araf - Somewhere in Between by Yesim Ustaoglu.
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workshop with Aleksey Balabanov The movie Me Too by the cult Russian director Aleksey Balabanov was shown on the third day of the festival. Following the screening, Balabanov held a workshop that almost resembled a performance and that showed participants how much an artist can resemble the art he creates. Aleksey Balabanov answered the students' questions in the manner and style of characters from his recent films. Terse - due to the brevity with which he spoke and which often reached the quality of a zen koan. Blasphemous - when he was asked about the influence of Stalker on his most recent film Me Too, he responded by saying that he does not like Andei Tartovsky's movies. Witty - after the most detailed answers that he gave, he added that he didn't understand the question that was asked. Sententious - he replied to the last question about what piece of advice he would give to film makers in a simple sentence: "Try to make good movies! Aleksey Balabanov did not want to elaborate on his old movies, nor did anyone dare ask him what he would work on in the future.
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ALEKSEY BALABANOV ARRIVES TO KUSTENDORF 2013 Cult Russian director Aleksey Balabanov - who gained his fame and popularity through films such as Brother (1997) and its action sequel, Brother 2, as well as War (2002), which deals with the conflict in Chechnya - arrived to Kustendorf late in the evening. His most recent film Me Too (2012) will be screened tomorrow, January 18, 2013, as part of the Contemporary Trends programme. As a special guest of Kustendorf, Aleksey Balabanov will hold a workshop after the movie.
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During seven days of Kustendorf, in this programme, the following films will be screened: Flowers of War by Zhang Yimou; Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin that won the Caméra d'Or award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; Me Too by Aleksey Balabanov; Reality by Matteo Garrone, the winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012; Araf - Somewhere in Between by Yesim Ustaoglu.
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www.kustendorf-filmfestival.org, 22 May 2013 [cached]
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workshop with Aleksey Balabanov The movie Me Too by the cult Russian director Aleksey Balabanov was shown on the third day of the festival. Following the screening, Balabanov held a workshop that almost resembled a performance and that showed participants how much an artist can resemble the art he creates. Aleksey Balabanov answered the students' questions in the manner and style of characters from his recent films. Terse - due to the brevity with which he spoke and which often reached the quality of a zen koan. Blasphemous - when he was asked about the influence of Stalker on his most recent film Me Too, he responded by saying that he does not like Andei Tartovsky's movies. Witty - after the most detailed answers that he gave, he added that he didn't understand the question that was asked. Sententious - he replied to the last question about what piece of advice he would give to film makers in a simple sentence: "Try to make good movies! Aleksey Balabanov did not want to elaborate on his old movies, nor did anyone dare ask him what he would work on in the future.
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ALEKSEY BALABANOV ARRIVES TO KUSTENDORF 2013 Cult Russian director Aleksey Balabanov - who gained his fame and popularity through films such as Brother (1997) and its action sequel, Brother 2, as well as War (2002), which deals with the conflict in Chechnya - arrived to Kustendorf late in the evening. His most recent film Me Too (2012) will be screened tomorrow, January 18, 2013, as part of the Contemporary Trends programme. As a special guest of Kustendorf, Aleksey Balabanov will hold a workshop after the movie.
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During seven days of Kustendorf, in this programme, the following films will be screened: Flowers of War by Zhang Yimou; Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin that won the Caméra d'Or award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; Me Too by Aleksey Balabanov; Reality by Matteo Garrone, the winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012; Araf - Somewhere in Between by Yesim Ustaoglu.
workshop with Aleksey ...
www.kustendorf-filmfestival.org, 19 Jan 2013 [cached]
workshop with Aleksey Balabanov The movie Me Too by the cult Russian director Aleksey Balabanov was shown on the third day of the festival. Following the screening, Balabanov held a workshop that almost resembled a performance and that showed participants how much an artist can resemble the art he creates. Aleksey Balabanov answered the students' questions in the manner and style of characters from his recent films. Terse - due to the brevity with which he spoke and which often reached the quality of a zen koan. Blasphemous - when he was asked about the influence of Stalker on his most recent film Me Too, he responded by saying that he does not like Andei Tartovsky's movies. Witty - after the most detailed answers that he gave, he added that he didn't understand the question that was asked. Sententious - he replied to the last question about what piece of advice he would give to film makers in a simple sentence: "Try to make good movies! Aleksey Balabanov did not want to elaborate on his old movies, nor did anyone dare ask him what he would work on in the future. His lengthiest answers were to questions regarding his latest film. He described the production design of a movie as a discovered object, saying that this movie began from a desire to make a movie in the abandoned and torn down quarters of the small city of Bezetska, adding
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